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Vini da Gigio

#179 of 1,209 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
041 528 5140
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly service and good food

This was one of the restaurants our hotel reception suggested : we couldn't get in the first night we wanted so we asked to book it for 2 days later. They were packed, turning people away and re-laying tables but unlike some of the other restaurants we dined in, we didn't feel rushed here. We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
rebem
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Channel Islands
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fantastic food at reasonable prices with waiters who know their menu and can suggest excellent wines. Small restaurant used by locals so booking is advisable.

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London,England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Just booked again for tomorrow night ! We always eat here every time we visit Venice, a consistantly great restaurant. Food always fantastic = restaurant always busy and thats the case here. Just simply great, unpretencious food in the heart of a great city.. Book to avoid disappointment. Just Go There.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to us several years ago and having learnt our lesson on how important it is to book we finally got to try it. Friendly and welcoming staff who love to make the effort really started the evening off on a good note. There is plenty of choice on the menu and the deserts are lovely... More 

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Channel Islands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was one of the restaurants our hotel reception suggested : we couldn't get in the first night we wanted so we asked to book it for 2 days later. They were packed, turning people away and re-laying tables but unlike some of the other restaurants we dined in, we didn't feel rushed here. We went with the recommendations to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love Venice, but it really is over run with basic tourists now! Our 5 star hotel recommended this, and my husband and his ‘research’ was very pleased we got a booking for dinner here for 3 people. It took us about 20-30 mins to walk here from St Marks square area, which always makes the evening enjoyable. Overall we all... More 

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london
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19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is in a book called 1001 restaurants to eat at before you die. Not sure I want to read the rest of the book now. Strange place. The English menu (with no prices) doesn't match the italian one. I think this causes confusion with the waiters and kitchen. There is a fish side of the menu and a meat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Food is good but sometimes with weird associations. For example, the "osso bucco", which is very good, is served with a little tasteless cornflour pancake. It's just strange and useless. The staff look tired and overwhelmed by the local crowd. As a result, you can wait sometimes before getting water, pepper or simply the bill. Anyway, it's still a good... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

To this day, I have never had a better italian lunch! The restaurant is nice and cosy, the service welcomming if not heartwarming. I had raviolis and liver, downed with the house red wine. The wine was doing its purpose without any bravado, but the raviolies were incredible with its cheesefilling. This is the reason the italian kitchen is my... More 

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Lancashire
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Wow! One of the best meals in venice,,you need to book though, as we did, 2 weeks before. Service was very good, the wine was extensive.... Could be there for months if you wanted to try all, and the food did not disappoint. Our table near the bar was great , watch all what was going on and receive great... More 

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Hong Kong
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This restaurant was formerly a wine bar and cellar. It is managed a team of senior citizens - the waiters, chefs and even the cashier were all over 50. It is located just off the main and major Venice thoroughfare of Strada Nouva, and besides a small canal. The best choice is the catch of the day which ranges from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: 041 528 5140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.